Ring Mei Han LOW



Dr. Ring Mei Han LOW
B.A. (Lingnan University), M.A. (University of Manchester), M.A. (CUHK), Ph.D. (State University of New York)






Dr. Low received a B.A. in translation from Lingnan University, an M.A. in linguistics from the University of Manchester in the UK, and recently an M.A. in music from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her Ph.D. in linguistics and cognitive science from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

As both a linguist and a translator, she specialized in C-E translation and her main research interest is in the interface between semantics and pragmatic contexts.  She has previously taught a variety of courses at Lingnan University, the University of Hong Kong, Wesleyan College (US), and the University at Buffalo.


Selected Publications 

“The Hidden Path of Semantic Content within Pragmatic Context: A Frequency Study of Definite Article the,” 2006, Turner, K. & von Heusinger, K. (eds.), Where Semantics Meets Pragmatics: Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface, Volume 16 , Elsevier, 129-156


“The Sentence Positions of Antecedents of the in Natural Discourse: Comparing the Predictions of Centering Theory and Focus Model”. In Proceedings of the 40th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 40), 2004, University of Chicago.

Selected Translation Works

《花果飄零冷戰時期殖民地的新亞書院》2010. 商務印書館 (作者:周愛靈

Women, Peace, and Feminism (Translation of S H, Chan essay, originally appeared in Chinese in the Journal Dushu (Reading) based in Beijing. October 2005 issue) http://www.isiswomen.org/downloads/wia/wia-2006-2/02wia06_07ChanShunHing.pdf